How Social Media Continues to Change Recruiting and Hiring

Social Media

Social Media

 

Another8 founder Scott Robarge recruits top talent for early to mid-stage tech companies throughout the United States. In recent years, Scott Robarge has increasingly shifted his efforts to social media, and continues to remain apprised of developments in social media and networking technology.

Social media allows for creativity in recruiting. Nearly all recruiters rely on Facebook and LinkedIn, but the savviest professionals are finding success with more casual chat oriented outlets such as WhatsApp and Snapchat. Data suggests that contacting a candidate on his or her favorite platform is much more successful than a one-off message on LinkedIn or an unsolicited email.

These more intimate forms of social media are valuable for building a rapport and making a workplace seem appealing. Businesses can live stream a corporate event or send Snaps of a fun morning meeting. These tools allow companies and recruiters to share a little taste of the corporate culture, which can help attract compatible candidates.

Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s Association pic

Alzheimer’s Association
Image: alz.org

 

Founder of the recruiting firm Another8, Scott Robarge is involved with a number of charitable organizations. Scott Robarge is especially supportive of the Alzheimer’s Association and other groups supporting Alzheimer’s research.

The Alzheimer’s Association hosts a number of events to raise money and awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, including the Walk to End Alzheimer’s. Individuals interested in participating in the Walk can visit http://www.alz.org and use the search function to locate a nearby event, simply entering their address or Zip code into the appropriate search bar.

After finding a nearby Walk to End Alzheimer’s, individuals can sign up as group leaders, team members, or as individual participants. Interested walkers should then use the remaining days and weeks to raise money and awareness about their walk and the other ways to support the Alzheimer’s Association. Any person unable to find a nearby event or physically incapable of participating in a walk can make a direct donation at the Association website.

Detroit Pistons Signs Ray McCallum for 2016-2017 Season

Detroit Pistons

Detroit Pistons

 

The founder of recruiting firm, Another8, Scott Robarge has partnered with several firms in California, including SlideRocket, Mightybell, and Greylock Partners. During his free time, Scott Robarge follows professional basketball, and is a fan of the Detroit Pistons.

Recently, the Pistons signed veteran player Ray McCallum. The former University of Detroit Mercy standout is expected to be with the team for one year and will be battling Lorenzo Brown in training camp for the third point-guard spot. If he makes it, he will be working alongside the team’s top two point guards: Reggie Jackson and Ish Smith.

The 25-year-old McCallum was Sacramento’s 36th overall pick during the 2013 NBA draft, and spent his first two seasons playing for the Kings. Last season, he played 41 games for the San Antonio Spurs and the Memphis Grizzlies. McCallum’s best showing was during 2014-2015, when he averaged 7.4 points per game, 2.6 rebounds, and 2.8 assists.

How to Train Your Brain as You Age

Scott Robarge, a supporter of the Alzheimer’s Association, is a recruiting/staffing professional who founded Another8 in 2010. He and his team at Another8 partner with hyper-growth technology firms in the Bay Area and the Boulder/Denver area, to ensure they have the resources necessary to meet their talent needs. Outside of his work at Another8, Scott Robarge is interested in resources for brain training in old age.

Physical decline is expected as the body ages, but many individuals are more concerned with the state of their mind. There are a number of simple steps a person can take to keep the brain sharp. Reading is an obvious tool, but more importantly, individuals should never stop learning. Whether you are a recent college graduate or a new retiree, fill your free time with a hobby that involves new skills to learn and information to be processed. The brain is a machine that should always be in use. Interests that involve multiple senses will engage the brain in different ways and further improve its functions.

At the same time, as we age, we must be wary of our limitations. Minimizing the mental energy expended on mundane tasks is essential to keeping the mind sharp for important moments. Using calendars and planners can help, as can a dedication to simple routines; spending half an hour searching for the TV remote is more mentally tiring than one might think. Keep small, frequently used items in a specific place. Finally, take advantage of the time and freedom old age provides. Repetition is helpful for brain training, but only when properly timed. If an activity is growing boring or frustrating, take a break and move on to something else.

Alzheimer’s Association Establishes Alliances With Parkinson’s Groups

As founder of Another8, a recruiting firm based in the Silicon Valley area, Scott Robarge helps growth-oriented companies tap into the power of social media recruiting. Robarge’s use of social media tools such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter is a small part of how he consults with companies to utilize technology to identify, engage and manage talent. This belief in the effectiveness of recruiting technology is a product of his previous recruiting experience during the late 1990s tech boom and his engineering background. Outside of work, Scott Robarge supports the Alzheimer’s Association.

In keeping with its goal of supporting research into Alzheimer’s disease, the Alzheimer’s Association recently announced a partnership with the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research and the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. The joint project, known as Biomarkers Across Neurodegenerative Disease (BAND), will use data from the Parkinson’s Progression Markers Initiative and the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative.

Officials from the foundations believe that analysis of the data produced by these initiatives could provide more insight into both Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease, which share many clinical symptoms and biological characteristics.

Scott Robarge: LinkedIn as a Recruiting Tool

A veteran recruiter in the high technology sector, Scott Robarge is the founder of Another8. Scott Robarge utilizes a variety of software and web-based tools to identify and profile potential recruits. Among social media alternatives, LinkedIn has emerged as an effective site for recruitment activities.

With a current membership of 120 million professionals, LinkedIn remains the most business-focused among significant social media sites. More importantly, LinkedIn addresses the needs of recruiting professionals by providing three levels of professional membership specific to their specialty. Depending on their account level, members can search member profiles by several parameters, including advanced keyword searches. Recruitment firms or their client companies can also create “company pages” on LinkedIn to raise their profile and visibility among job-seekers. Additionally, recruiters can join groups that are industry-specific candidate pools, and they can correspond with members in those groups to further identify matches between postings and appropriate professionals with LinkedIn profiles.

For more information on utilizing LinkedIn as a tool for recruitment or job-seeking, please visit www.linkedin.com.